Hidden Mickey 2: It All Started...

Hidden Mickey 2: It All Started...

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by Nancy Temple Rodrigue, David W. Smith
     
 

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Lance Brentwood, the spoiled bad boy of Hidden Mickey, finds himself in an unfamiliar position—alone and at loose ends.  What was included in the set of instructions he was given by Walt just before he died? Is there more to the Hidden Mickey quest than we were already shown? A mysterious red diamond comes from the depths of the jungle. What is the…  See more details below

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Lance Brentwood, the spoiled bad boy of Hidden Mickey, finds himself in an unfamiliar position—alone and at loose ends.  What was included in the set of instructions he was given by Walt just before he died? Is there more to the Hidden Mickey quest than we were already shown? A mysterious red diamond comes from the depths of the jungle. What is the power behind it? The intrigue heats up when Lance has to team up with Kimberly as the two embark on an even wilder quest to unravel Walt Disney’s final clue and ultimately find the very treasure that helped Walt build the greatest entertainment company in the world. In what seems to be a no-way-out situation, Lance discovers there is far more to the legacy of the great showman, Walt Disney, and is thrust into a life-or-death race to uncover what the master storyteller wants someone to find.

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Midwest Book Review
"How does one create one of the most powerful entertainment juggernauts in the world? "Hidden Mickey 2" tells the story of Lance and Kimberly, who under the threat of death, find the darker side of Walt Disney world, as the duo are faced with Kimberly's mysterious father and the secrets of how the Disney empire got to what it is today. Blending the beloved story of Disney with plenty of intrigue and much more, "Hidden Mickey 2" is a fun read that will be hard to put down."
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"How does one create one of the most powerful entertainment juggernauts in the world? Hidden Mickey 2 tells the story of Lance and Kimberly, who under the threat of death, find the darker side of Walt Disney world, as the duo are faced with Kimberly’s mysterious father and the secrets of how the Disney empire got to what it is today. Blending the beloved story of Disney with plenty of intrigue and much more, Hidden Mickey 2 is a fun read that will be hard to put down."
--Midwest Book Review, midwestbookreview.com/sbw/feb_11.htm#Fiction

"It took off from the get go. I really liked the first Hidden Mickey but Hidden Mickey #2 was even better. I was sad for Lance in the first book but he came out just fine in the end of the 2nd book. I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out. My only problem with the Hidden Mickey books are that, once I start reading one, I can't put it down. I end up staying up way to late at night. So, if you can handle the late nights then Hidden Mickey is perfect for you."
--Joanne P, St. George, UT USA, double-rbooks.com/reviews/

"I bought the first two Hidden Mickey books at the same time, based on their title alone. I was instantly hooked on the first one, and had high hopes for the second book. I was so thrilled to see that Hidden Mickey 2 seamlessly picks up right where the first book ended. The story takes us on a new exciting adventure while bringing in the elements of the original book. While reading this book, I felt like I was actually in Disneyland... it’s so fun to think "I know where that is!" when reading about the rides and other places in the park. I feel like I'm right with Lance as he continues on this quest with Kimberly. I'm so excited to learn more about Wolf in the next installment! Keep writing, Nancy and Dave! You've got a dedicated reader for life, and I'm telling all my friends that this series is 'must read!'"
--Kelli Michelucci, Petaluma, CA USA, Retired School Secretary, double-rbooks.com/reviews/

double-rbooks.com/reviews/hiddenmickey2.html - Joanne P.
"I really liked the first Hidden Mickey but Hidden Mickey #2 was even better. It took off from the get go. I was sad for Lance in the first book but he came out just fine in the end of the 2nd book. I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out. My only problem with the Hidden Mickey books are that, once I start reading one, I can't put it down. I end up staying up way to late at night. So, if you can handle the late nights then Hidden Mickey is perfect for you."
double-rbooks.com/reviews/hiddenmickey2.html - Tanya Good
"Highly recomended for all! Fun, adventurous and it even pulls at your heart strings. Never before have I enjoyed a book as much as "Hidden Mickey 2"...with the exception of "Hidden Mickey, Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales". The story continues right at the end of the first book. This book is very exciting and keeps your attention and interest. Again, I could not put it down. The only downfall...now I have to wait another year for the next book in the series!"
double-rbooks.com/reviews/hiddenmickey2.html - Barbara Sausser
"I read the first book,it was an awesome book and I couldn't wait for the second book. I just finish the second book in 10 days. I have a very busy life working 48 hours at the market and doing real estate in the evenings. This book is both Thrilling and Suspenceful and keeps you wanting more. I also found myself at Disneyland in my mind traveling along with the characters. It's such a fun read I can't wait for the next book in the series "Wolf". Thanks for writing this book Nancy & Dave."
double-rbooks.com/reviews/hiddenmickey2.html - Maggie Y.
5 stars
"I loved the first book, and was excited to read the second book. It exceeded all of my expectations! What a great continuation of an amazing story! I loved all the adventures that took place in Disneyland and Vegas, having been both places many times, I was able to really put myself into the story! Can't wait to read book 3!!!"
midwestbookreview.com/sbw/feb_11.htm#Fiction - Midwest Book Review .
"A fun read that will be hard to put down"
"How does one create one of the most powerful entertainment juggernauts in the world? "Hidden Mickey 2" tells the story of Lance and Kimberly, who under the threat of death, find the darker side of Walt Disney world, as the duo are faced with Kimberly's mysterious father and the secrets of how the Disney empire got to what it is today. Blending the beloved story of Disney with plenty of intrigue and much more..."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974902630
Publisher:
Double-R Books
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Hidden Mickey, #2
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
741,695
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

Meet the Author


Nancy Temple Rodrigue lives in the small town of Lompoc, California, where she writes her novels. Writing about her favorite park, Disneyland, comes easy for Nancy as she has been an avid Disney fan ever since she was six years old and went to Disneyland for the first time. Her novels show her admiration and respect for the man who started it all—Walt Disney. Nancy loves to entertain and educate her readers while providing a means to have a great time inside the realm Walt Disney created. David Smith was a Disneyland cast member as a young man and has been a professional tennis instructor and coach for more than thirty years. In addition to tennis books and DVDs, David is author of the top-selling mystery series, Hidden Mickey, a Walt Disney action adventure series for adult readers. He also wrote the nonfiction book In the Shadow of the Matterhorn.

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Hidden Mickey 2: It All Started... 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Rabble2u More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this second of the Hidden Mickey books as much if not more so then the first. It kept me well entertained, and wondering what will happen next all the way through. The other security guard, Wolf, who works w Lance is intriguing. I won't give anything away, but this book is fun and well worth the read. :)
DisneyFan84737 More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book, and was excited to read the second book. It exceeded all of my expectations! What a great continuation of an amazing story! I loved all the adventures that took place in Disneyland and Vegas, having been both places many times, I was able to really put myself into the story! Can't wait to read book 3!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"You have a HIT on your hands. This book was great, and even though it was a sequel to the first book it stands on it's own as a great read."
lady1bug2 More than 1 year ago
Hidden Mickey 2 picks up right where Hidden Mickey 1 left us, and the mystery and excitement continues. The book captured my attention immediately, and I was only too happy to immerse myself into the story and become a part of it with the characters. The book was so detailed that I was able to picture myself right there with the characters. There were times that I wanted to warn the characters to be more careful, and times when I wanted to look over my shoulder to make sure "we" were okay. A few new characters are introduced, and one in particular was mysterious, yet I trusted him. Was I correct about "Wolf"? You'll have to read the book and see! I can't wait to visit Disneyland again and to have the chance to pay better attention to the various places described in the book. Walt Disney wanted to leave a magical place for us to discover, and this book truly allows us to keep the magic alive! I did not realize that there is so much that goes unobserved at Disneyland. Walt was a genius, and the authors of this book did an amazing job of honoring him through this book. Hidden Mickey 2 answers some questions that I was left with when I finished reading Hidden Mickey 1, and the answers were surprising! Of course, Hidden Mickey 2 also leaves a few unanswered questions, so I am looking forward to reading Hidden Mickey 3 now! =)
Donna_A More than 1 year ago
I just finished the Hidden Mickey 2, It all Started. It was as interesting as the first. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I also purchased the Pendant. It is very Pretty. I will enjoy showing it off. I'm sure my friends will be jealous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enoyed the sequel as much as the first book!
Ann_with_an_E More than 1 year ago
I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish! I enjoyed the last book, but when this one brought a new character in the story, and he gave walt something in 1940, I knew it had to be time travel... and I love it! I see once again the authors took things that happen in Disneyland to a new level. I will never look at the Jungle Cruise ride the same way. Very cool! It's great to think of what could have been true, that's what I love about fantastic stories like this. I can kinda see what might be coming in the third book (actually I already read it on my Kindle and love it, love it, love it!). I love the way the authors leave you with questions... and glad they answer them in each consecutive book.
Bardologist More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Hidden Mickey series and it picks off where the last one left off. Like book 1, it is an adventure series with a number of clue related to Walt Disney and Disneyland. This one has even more fantasy and romance elements than the first book but continues to be rooted in Disneyland history. While I enjoyed the first book the most of the series, I found this a fun read and a good followup. Once again, you get a lot of real knowledge and trivia about Walt Disney and Disneyland while still getting to read a fictional adventure. Education with entertainment. 4.5 Stars
Nancy_Rhoades More than 1 year ago
As a major Disney fan, I've been a member of the Disneyana Fan Club for years, I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail in all the books. The plot twists made it impossible to put the books down. I'm looking forward to the next in your series!
Karla_Gallagher More than 1 year ago
Although I am not "All Things Disney" person, I realized several things as I was carefully reading Hidden Mickey 2...Walt Disney really did achieve his goal in giving us a legacy of happy memories, and if we were not intrigued about the behind the scenes of Disneyland, we will be now! Approaching the beginning of the book with a healthy amount of skepticism about "All Things Disney," I later found myself pulled along by the historical information, detailed descriptions, the search for clues, but most of all the romantic development of the two main characters, Kimberly and Lance. Much later, after I was almost finished with the book, I realized that Walt Disney truly was a creative genius, and much like the story line of time travel, he too transcended time by passing on a legacy of shared memories that many Americans take for granted as part of their culture. Both young and old can tell you about their first trip to Disneyland, their initial surprise and delight, which Hidden Mickey 2's characters so vividly capture. I even began to reflect on my own personal experiences that hinge around Disneyland, one of the most personal and importance was my engagement, which took place at the footsteps of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, with the exact place I was standing (when my now husband proposed to me) being described in Hidden Mickey 2! However, I had never thought of the universal experience of Disneyland, one that I am sure Walt wanted the world to have until after reading Hidden Mickey 2. The developing clues, the hidden meaning of some of the features in Disneyland, and the recollection of human relationships that occur at Disneyland make Hidden Mickey 2 a real page turner! If I wasn't an "All Things Disney" person and looking for hidden meaning while visiting Disneyland (Truthfully, I wasn't even aware that there were such items--being so focused on the park itself.)I certainly will be looking for these experiences the next time I visit Disneyland. The world may turn to a different era, decade, year...but Disneyland is something we should stop and consider the value it holds in our shared life experiences, which Hidden Mickey 2 helps us to appreciate all that much more! Unlike other books, once the reading is over so too is the experience, but true to Disney fashion this reading experience can live on, outside of our pocket during our next Disneyland vacation destination/trip. P.S. My daughter just squealed in my ear as she saw the Mickey Mouse logo, 'Oh! Disneyland... We are going to go to Disneyland!!!' Now she's back holding her Mickey and describing our next trip...Some things never change!!
DisneyCastmember More than 1 year ago
Fast, fun, exciting with a little romance. Another E-ticket ride....loved it. Looking forward to your next novel.
Joanne_P More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first Hidden Mickey but Hidden Mickey #2 was even better. It took off from the get go. I was sad for Lance in the first book but he came out jsut fine in the end of the 2nd book. I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out. My only problem with the Hidden Mickey books are that, once I start reading one, I can't put it down. I end up staying up way to late at night. So, if you can handle the late nights then Hidden Mickey is perfect for you.
FrankieB More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It was just as hard to put it down as Hidden Mickey Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales
M_Zinkowsky More than 1 year ago
Love the Hidden Mickey series, looking forward to more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I am hooked on the Hidden Mickey series. I did enjoy this book, but not as much as the first.
Cara_Richards More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend, I truly loved the book. It was great how it took off right where the first book of the series left off. You get a lot of trivia about Walt Disney one would not normally know, and you go behind the scenes at the Disneyland park, yet this is a fictional novel. I think the authors did a great job putting it all together. Definitely looking forward to book 3 in the series!
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